The sun is finally here and it is time to put away umbrellas and rain boots and finally make way to swimsuits. But before you expose yourself to the sun, take a moment to consider how to enjoy the beautiful sun rays safely. It is no secret that people who get exposed to UV rays often, are more likely to develop skin cancer and other skin issues. Sunlight is the main source of ultraviolet rays, but this does not mean you should lock yourself at home and restrain yourself from all the other positive delights sun offers. Just protect yourself and do not let sun keep you from being active as you know how important is physical activity for you health.
The point is that getting too much sun can be very harmful. Many people consider sun protection only when they are by the pool or at the beach. But you should think about protecting your skin all the time, even on cloudy days. For that purpose, let’s take a look at these few easy but important steps to protect yourself from the negative effects of sun.
You can still enjoy the beautiful weather, even if you place yourself under a shade. During hot summer days, it is highly recommendable to avoid sun exposure between 10am and 4pm, when UV rays are the strongest. They reach the ground during the whole year, but their strength depends on the season. For that purpose, if you are planning to spend a whole day at the beach, do not leave your home without a beach umbrella.
Cover-ups – Clothes provide various levels of sun protection, depending on the material. Long pants, long skirts and long-sleeved t-shirts cover most of your skin and protect it too.
Headed to the beach? Light, loose beachwear is a must. For example, lennie lace long pants are the perfect cover-up for long walks on the beach, pair them with a colorful kaftan to leave a fashionable statement. Do not forget your hat! It is an inseparable part of every beachwear. Depending on the size, shape and material, hats can provide great protection to the scalp, face, ears and the back of the neck.
Don’t you just hate squinting and not being able to see anything as the sun rays fall directly into your eyes? I know, that’s the worst part of forgetting your sunglasses at home on a hot sunny day. But beside that, sun can cause some serious damage to the delicate skin around the eyes too. Therefore, to reduce the risks of damage, wear UV blocking sunglasses as they should block 99% to 100% percent of UVB and UVA rays. But before buying, make sure they have the label which certifies that. Darker sunglasses are not necessarily better than other types, but those with large frames are more likely to protect your eyes from sunlight coming in from different angles.
Not just during summertime but also throughout the whole year, sunscreen is a must. However, keep in mind that this product is not made to prolong your time under the sun, but to give you some level of protection, depending on the SPF number. But sometimes, even with the sunscreen, some UV rays can still get through and burn your skin. These products are available in different forms like creams, lotions, sprays, gels etc. Regardless which form you choose, it is important to use it every hour. Make sure the sunscreen protects from UVB and UVA rays and has a high SPF, the higher the SPF, the better the protection.
With these few simple steps you can drastically reduce the risk of sunburns, skin cancer and prematurely aged skin. Use proper sunscreen, cover yourself up with quality and stylish beachwear, wear your hat and sunglasses on and enjoy your beach time. Have fun.